Roses Grow on You

Sometimes I get a bit irritated by all the photos that people post to their blogs, Twitter and wotnot, of the latest plants in bud or full bloom in their gardens. I know that those “down Souf... Read More


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Yesterday someone, as yet un-named so he’s an anonymous “someone”, took it upon himself to try to advance some cause by killing people as Westminster became a target for his delus... Read More


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Hey, that got your attention, I bet! As spring approaches, resident bats will start their evening flyovers. Or flyarounds. I’ve got bats in my cavity (stop sniggering in the back row). Nothing too e... Read More

Mea Culpa

I’m not a fan of slug pellets. Nematodes are, generally, my friends (although there are those who suggest that if we use nematodes for anything we are upsetting the balance of nature, introducing al... Read More

Plug Review 2016

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As regulars will know, I grow a lot (a hell of a lot) of annual bedding plants from plugs each year. I don’t have the hassle of germinating seeds and as the plugs arrive just as things are getti... Read More

The Boring Bit

At this time of the year, most of the blogs I follow are full of stories about planting out the chitted potatoes, protecting chillies from late frosts, netting over the emerging brassicas. All the exc... Read More